Electrical Engineer
Chicago, IL 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is seeking to hire an Electrical Engineer to join our Building Engineering Services (BES) team in the Chicago / Rosemont office. Our team is looking for a candidate to meet the needs of our diverse client base including Water/Wastewater, Federal, Industrial, and Commercial projects. We have a team with diverse experience and are actively seeking candidates with experience within one or more of the markets we serve. This individual should also have a desire to mentor and train younger electrical engineers.

Primary Responsibilities

As an Electrical Engineer, you will be responsible for leading a team and designing projects from start to finish. This will include coordinating and working closely with clients, project managers, electrical team members, architects, other engineering disciplines, contractors, marketing members, and all other team members. You will be responsible for developing construction documents, specifications, engineering calculations, and performing RFI responses, shop drawing reviews, site investigation and overall construction administration. Passion, self-motivation, and strong leadership skills are a must to deliver technically excellent design solutions for our clients.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing detailed design and coordination of facilities with team members
  • Preparing construction documents with BIM/CADD platforms
  • Editing and preparing design specifications
  • Reviewing fee estimates and cost opinions and writing technical documents
  • Performing QA/QC review of construction documents and technical reports
  • Selecting equipment using vendor software and communicating with sales reps
  • Tracking and meeting design budgets
  • Performing load calculations
  • Attending and leading design meetings with other team members
  • Providing construction administration services throughout all phases of construction


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 5 years of engineering experience
  • Successful history of designing electrical systems for various types of projects preferably in one or more of the following: water/wastewater, federal, utility, and commercial office facilities.
  • PE
  • Strong communication, self-motivation, and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Capability of working both independently and with a project team
  • Availability for occasional travel
  • A good attitude toward, and commitment to, our employee-owned culture
  • BIM/Revit experience is highly preferred, but not required


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago
Other Locations: United States-Illinois-Rosemont
Industry: Building Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Building Electrical
Job Posting: Oct 23, 2023

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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